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Homework Help: Optical Instruments I: Optical Element

  1. Jul 18, 2009 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    In the 7 diagrams below, the solid arrow represents the object and the dashed arrow the image. The rectangle shows the position of an SINGLE OPTICAL ELEMENT. Match each diagram with the appropriate optical element.

    1)http://img190.imageshack.us/img190/5176/92585723.gif [Broken]
    2)http://img200.imageshack.us/img200/2803/55254956.gif [Broken]
    3)http://img200.imageshack.us/img200/359/25673305.gif [Broken]
    4)http://img23.imageshack.us/img23/2958/88364885.gif [Broken]
    5)http://img190.imageshack.us/img190/4506/39696062.gif [Broken]
    6)http://img190.imageshack.us/img190/4718/81323910.gif [Broken]
    7)http://img190.imageshack.us/img190/7931/72002101.gif [Broken]

    My options are:
    Plane Mirror
    Concave Mirror
    Convex Mirror
    Converging Lens
    Diverging Lens

    2. Relevant equations
    Ray Diagrams

    3. The attempt at a solution
    1) Concave Mirror
    2) Plane Mirror
    3) Diverging Lens
    4) Converging Lens
    5) Concave Mirror
    6) Converging Lens
    7) Converging Lens

    I can't figure out where I'm making my mistake. Can anyone help me?
    Last edited by a moderator: May 4, 2017
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  3. Jul 18, 2009 #2


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    Hi OsDaJu,

    I have not looked at all of them closely, but notice in #4 that the image is not inverted. Does that help?
    Last edited by a moderator: May 4, 2017
  4. Jul 18, 2009 #3
    Thank you, I missed that one.
  5. Jul 18, 2009 #4


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    Sure, glad to help!
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